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When it comes to weight loss, maybe giving up the cheesecake wouldn’t be so bad if your new low-carb diet didn’t leave you feeling like you’re starving 80% of the time.
Good news – you don’t have to be.
Nutritionist Amy Gorin, MS, RDN, has a few things to share with Just Ask David about eating healthy. She’s a former magazine editor who’s written for publications like Health, Prevention, Parents, and Weight Watchers Magazine. She also creates healthy recipes on her blog Amy’s Eat List, which are often featured on Food Network and Everyday Health.
An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away!
We already know that fruits and vegetables are generally healthy, but did you know that you can use them to curb your hunger?
“Fruits and vegetables, in addition to offering so many minerals and vitamins also have a lot of attributes that can help with weight loss and weight maintenance,” Amy says. “They’re rich in water. Many vegetables contain almost 90% water – that’s a lot. And they also offer a lot of fiber.”
All of that water and fiber does a great job of making you feel fuller for longer.
“There’s actually some really cool research that shows when you eat a low-calorie salad before a meal, or something that’s high in vegetables, then that significantly reduces how many calories you eat in that meal,” Amy adds.
Follow Amy Gorin on Social Media!
Bet you’re dying to know more health and weight loss tips. Follow Amy on Instagram @AmyDGorin and Twitter @AmyGorin for more on nutrition and transitioning into a healthier lifestyle!